First Year Experience

With FYE you are VIP!

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of student and employees is our top priority. FYE services will be offered remotely until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the FYE Office. 

Location: Campus Student Center (CSC)
Phone: (805) 289-6438 | Email:

  • Monday - Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Benefits of Participating in FYE: 

Ventura College invites first-time college students to participate in First Year Experience Program (FYE).

  • Get a head start on your college education.
  • Year-long personal/academic support as you transition into college.
  • Introduction to student support services.
  • Create community by meeting other students.
  • Individualized academic/career counseling and guidance. 
  • Priority registration. 


The goal of FYE is to introduce new students to the expectations of higher education. Students will connect with campus resources designed to promote academic retention and success. FYE students will learn how to make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. This year-long program begins with our summer extended orientation. Students will learn to engage in the college experience, develop critical thinking skills to enhance academic success, and plan for a successful future at VC and beyond.


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